How to Pick the Best Stocks For a Starter Portfolio

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Picking the right stocks for a starter portfolio can often be challenging. In a bull market, such as the one being experienced at the present time, it is all too easy to buy stocks in companies that are overpriced. After all, a number of stock markets are now trading close to all-time highs, with margins of safety arguably being narrower than they have been for a number of years.  Read More…

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  1. Hi,
    My advice for the starters would go with ETFs until building a decent portfolio, and once they have enough knowledge about stocks markets and individual companies, then they can start building positions.

    Diversification is the key minimize risk in investments. Picking a wrong stock at the beginning may create self-doubt about their knowledge.

    Best Regards,

  2. Everett

    It's never easy to just pick the best stocks. It takes a ton of research. Sure we can always follow the trends like bitcoin but that is short lived. Be careful people. If one gives their best stock picks its likely the stock has already taken into account any positive news and its only going to stabilize or fall from there.

  3. Jamieson Pettit

    The best advice is and always will be to just diversify your holdings (go with mutual funds and ETFs) and then sit back. And don't panic on the first signs of trouble. In the long term it works out.

  4. Andreas Bayardo

    Most of the good stuff on TSX tend to be banks and mining. I usually just stick with those. Very stable.

  5. Avalon Garrigues

    Ahh yes, i remember the best i could do was ask my neighbors who were very good at it. Ended up losing most of my investments.

    And the worst part was when i sold the stocks all went back up and hit record highs. I still have nightmares about it 🙁

  6. Erin

    It's all about the long-term game.

  7. Kourtney C

    Without question the hottest sectors are cryptocurrencies and biotechnology.

  8. Francis Egbert

    Today's best stocks is tomorrows losers. But when starting out for a portfolio i guess it depends how much risk one wants to take. If you're young I prefer to buy individual stocks. But as i get older i tend to be a bit more conservative and look to fixed income types.

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